Monday, July 11, 2005
Stem cell research
There was a good article in the PARADE section of Sunday's paper about stem cell research. It quotes Anne Solomon, director of the Ciotechnology and Public Policy Initiative at CSIS as saying "We're in a new year of globalization of scientific talent, materials and tools. If we don't have these tools, like embryonic stem cell research, other countries may move ahead of us." They absolutely will and that will be bad for our future as a leader in modern medicine. What great possibilities there are in that research. Anyone with a family member suffering from Parkinson's, genetic blood diseases, and, one day, possibly Alzheimer's disease, could be helped by this research. It is imperative that researchers in the US are allowed to participate in this research to the full extent. They are interested in healing sick body parts - not cloning human life!